Entry into the Dutch Caribbean Supports the Company's International Growth Strategy
ORANJESTAD, ARUBA, Dec. 1, 2009 - Starbucks Coffee International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX) and the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, a wholly owned subsidiary of Metacorp NV, today celebrated the opening of its first store in Oranjestad, Aruba at Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino. This Starbucks store, operated by Metacorp and its partners as a licensed store, is located at the Renaissance Marketplace and opened on Saturday, Nov. 28.
With this store opening, customers and partners (employees) will now be a part of the Starbucks Experience that provides daily inspiration through human connection, innovative products and services, and a comfortable atmosphere. This experience will extend beyond Starbucks stores, into the communities in which it operates.
The Renaissance Marketplace at the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino is lined with boutique retail and specialty shops, cafĂ©s, restaurants and entertainment options. Open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to midnight, the Renaissance Marketplace is the perfect place to pick up everything from a quick bite to eat to a pair of designer sunglasses - and now, the perfect cup of coffee.